Milkman's Wallet by Woolly Thoughts

Milkman's Wallet

September 2008
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This pattern is available for £2.50 GBP
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This pattern is to raise funds in two ways:

  1. The proceeds of the sales will go to Kidney Research UK
  2. You can make the wallets to use at events where you are fund-raising for your favourite charity.

The Milkman’s Wallet was traditionally used by British milkmen until the 1970s. There are probably still a few around today and they may have been just as popular in other countries.

These wallets are intriguing. They are very easy to make but will fascinate anyone who hasn’t seen one before. Magical things seem to happen to the money you put inside.

We have a very old video demonstrating what happens.

For fund-raising, you allow a person to put a banknote loose inside the wallet and tell them they can have the money back if they can get it out without pulling it from under the ribbons. Close, open and close the wallet, then hand it to them. It is impossible to get the money out.

The pattern booklet gives more ways to get money from the ‘customer’.

The booklet has full instructions for making wallets in knit, crochet, plastic canvas, card and other materials.

The cost of the pattern is £2.50. All of this will go to a fund for Kidney Research UK in memory of my parents. Read the Tribute page on the Woolly Thoughts web site for the full story.